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Festival Images in Vevey 2022
Sep 3, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022
Festival Images in Vevey is an enormous street art festival that showcases the best in visual arts. This outdoor experience returns for the eighth time in 2022.
Those who have followed us may recall that we have visited the Festival Images in previous years. The last edition in 2020 left us with vivid memories of Vevey’s fountains, buildings, and parks enveloped in art.
The festival organizers have announced various indoor exhibits, outdoor installations, and large-scale murals across Vevey this year. And we were stoked to have reported on-site during the opening weekend!
Here are the 2022 Festival Images highlights:
This year’s theme is prone to creating a sense of community: Together. La vie ensemble. It illuminates togetherness relating to all aspects of life: culture, cuisine, family, love, politics, sports, religion, tourism, science, and technology.
The common theme of photography unites the 50 installations by artists from around the world. Among the 25 nations represented at Festival Images Vevey are Japan, Guatemala, Spain, and South Africa.
How about this temporary minigolf track by Lake Geneva? Each track is built around a photographs, and some of the challenges are pretty hard... Can you guess who won?
Near Salle del Castillo, American artist Diana Markosian has recreated her family history as a TV soap opera. Entitled Santa Barbara, this multimedia experience offers visual storytelling at its best.
Teju Cole, a Nigerian-American photographer, has captured tourism in Switzerland from unique vantage points:
Festival Images is not merely about displaying photographs. It is an immersive experience in that the art is displayed in just the right location. For instance, this photograph of a cat by Mimi Mollica is inside a building with a mouse door entrance.
After a quick coffee, we head over to the Swiss Camera Museum. Escapism by Swiss artist Roger Eberhard is a must-see exhibit. Believe it or not, but each print shows a magnified creamer lid! According to the artist, these lids allow us to go on micro escapes during everyday life:
During the three-week festival, Vevey is being transformed into an outdoor art museum. We love to go on walks to stumble upon unique murals such as this one by Thomas Struth. It showcases Manhattan in the 1970's.
What are you waiting for? Run, don't walk to Vevey! And keep an eye out for our announcement of the next edition of the biennale in 2024!